Business Loop I-70, U.S. 50 and U.S. 89 head north from I-70 into Salina. The Stone Quarry rises in the foreground while the San Pitch Mountains make up the northern horizon. Photo taken 08/17/13.

Business Spur Interstate 70 provides access to services from Interstate 70 in the town of Salina (Exit 56). U.S. 50 and U.S. 89 overlap with the spur along State Street to their split at Main Street. The Business Spur is fully signed.

Business Spur I-70 U.S. 89 North U.S. 50 West
U.S. 89 north separates from I-70 east at the diamond interchange with Business Spur I-70 to the southwest of Black Cap Mountain. The exchange is home to a truck stop among other traveler services. 08/09/14
Business Loop I-70 & U.S. 89 intersect the west side ramps of I-70, where U.S. 50 north concludes a lengthy overlap that started in Grand Junction, Colorado. 08/09/14
U.S. 50 west & 89 north combine with Business Spur I-70 north for 1.7 miles into Salina. 08/09/14
A small guide sign replaced the first reassurance marker for Business Loop I-70 as the U.S. 50 & 89 lead away from I-70 toward the city center. 08/09/14
Historical view of the former first shield for Business Spur I-70 north. Additional lodging and fuel options line the three lane arterial north of I-70. 10/18/04
State Street widens on the approach toward downtown Salina near Lost Creek Road. The north-south street parallels Salina Creek on this stretch. 10/18/04
U.S. 50 west & 89 northbound reassurance shields posted after the crossing of Salina Creek and ahead of 200 South. U.S. 50 west departs U.S. 89 via Main Street in two blocks. Business Spur Interstate 70 ends at the partition. 10/18/04
U.S. 89 continues north along State Street north toward Redmond, Axtell, Centerfield and Gunnison. U.S. 50 turns west onto Main Street and meets the west end of SR 24 (former U.S. 89) in 0.7 miles. The U.S. highway arcs northwest 28 miles to Scipio near its merge with Interstate 15. The control point of Delta lies west of I-15 along the overlap with U.S. 6. 10/18/04
A stop light governs the movements between Business Spur I-70, U.S. 50 and U.S. 89 at State and Main Streets in Downtown Salina. 10/18/04
Business Spur I-70 U.S. 89 South U.S. 50 East
U.S. 50 east turns south from Main Street onto U.S. 89 (State Street) south in Downtown Salina. The pair overlap with Business Spur I-70 south for 1.7 miles. 10/18/04
Business Spur Interstate 70 appears for the only time along State Street (U.S. 50 & 89) southbound in Salina. The business spur brings travelers back to Interstate 70. 10/18/04
Travelers destined for Interstate 70 & U.S. 50 east of Salina are advised of the lack of services (gas, food, lodging) between Salina (Exit 56) and Green River (Exit 160). That sign is not entirely accurate, as services do lie ten miles north of Exit 89 within the town of Emery. 08/14/14
Business Spur Interstate 70 ends as U.S. 50 east & 89 south enter the diamond interchange with I-70. 08/14/14
U.S. 89 south joins Interstate 70 west between Salina and Sevier (Exit 23). 08/14/14
Freeway entrance sign posted at the westbound on-ramp for I-70 to Cove Fort. 08/14/14
Green River represents the main population center along Interstate 70 east to the Colorado state line. 08/14/14
U.S. 50 combines with Interstate 70 east for its duration to Grand Junction, Colorado. 08/14/14



Photo Credits:

10/18/04, 08/09/14, 08/14/14 by AARoads

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Interstate 70
U.S. 50
U.S. 89

Page Updated 06-30-2016.

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